Review: A Christmas Carol @ New Theatre

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Orbit Theatre presents A Christmas Carol, The Musical at Cardiff’s New Theatre

The New Theatre, Cardiff will be home to Orbit Theatre’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol, The Musical’ from November 29th to December 3rd.


This festive production is the best way to kick-start the Christmas celebrations and get your spirits merry and high. The writing duo Alan Menken and Lynn Arhens have seamlessly brought the much loved story of Ebenezer Scrooge to the stage and it is so enjoyable to watch and relish in the Christmas joy.


Orbit Theatre is a leading amateur theatre company established in Cardiff, and are well known for putting on a good show. A Christmas Carol does not disappoint! There’s a wealth of talent taking to the stage, both young and old and equally as good as each other. David Stephens, who plays Scrooge in this wonderful musical rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, was particularly impressive. He carried the character well, from start to end, and I found myself really drawn in by his mannerisms as he undertook the emotional journey to discover the importance of the past, the present and the future.


It was an emotionally gripping piece of theatre, with the dance and musical element adding a light-heartedness to the well-known tale. The entire cast attacked the show with so much energy and enthusiasm, it was a delight to see them all clearly enjoying what they were doing, and doing it well.


There was a particular stand out musical number with the lyrics “Let the stars in the sky remind us of mans compassion. Let us love ’till we die.” This beautiful quote really captured the meaning of Christmas, and stuck with me long after leaving the theatre.


The choreography was simply flawless throughout. The set and staging was beautifully crafted and the transition from scene to scene was seamless. Don’t say “Bah, Humbug!” this season, and don’t miss out on a very Merry Christmas with Orbit Theatre.


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